Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Reversed Flags

Backward Italian flag on a balcony, LivornoLivornesi have recently discovered some interest in our national flag, usually displayed only in occasion of the Football World Cup matches. Some of them are so unfamiliar with the device that they often hang it backwards.Backward Italian flag from a window, LivornoThe veg stall owner got it right twice, but we can't say the same of who hung the flag from that window.

See also: One Hundred and Fifty - Tricolor Night

18 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Great capture VP.

Farmchick said...

Great observation skills here VP.

Theanne and Baron said...

So happy the veg stall owner got it right twice...great shots!

ρομπερτ said...

Somehow reminded me of 'turning the inside out'. May you all have a good Wednesday.

Thank you for the inspiration.

daily athens

Randy said...

Did you at least pick up some fresh veggies?

Jack said...

The American flag is flown often in the USA, but people get confused when it is hung vertically. (The field of stars is supposed to be on the left as seen by viewers when hung vertically.)

Leif Hagen said...

That's an important detail to get correct! Respect the flags!

Halcyon said...

I can always count on your blog for a laugh! Love your commentary on people not being able to hang the flag properly. :)

Halcyon said...

PS: As I know you like ships, you might enjoy this look at an old model.

http://halcyontravels.blogspot.com/2011/03/model.html

Small City Scenes said...

Interesting and also strange. Strange that people don't know the proper way to fly/hang the flag.

Even in the US there is a right and wrong way as Jack said. MB

Dina said...

Good point. But at least you can't hang your flag upside down. Flying the Stars and Stripes upside down is a major no-no.

cieldequimper said...

:-)))

Kaori said...

It's such a beautiful flag! You can't blame them for hanging it...hopefully most people get it right though ;D

JM said...

Same here. LOL! If you want to see Portuguese flags everywhere come here during Football World/Euro Cup matches.

joo said...

We are probably one of few nations who rather shyly hangs its flags:)
I love the stalls!

Steffe said...

A bit embarrassing I think!

Rob and Mandy said...

Happy 150th, by the way!

Gunn said...

I like the ITALIAN colors. Make me smile when I see the new Fiat 500 out in the traffic, and decorated in the Italian colors.... The "Bambino" car!:)
I also have an old Italian mug, bought at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, after an Italian art exhibition there, Nice graphic design on the mug in the 3 colors.
I see it is easy to forget the way the colors should go...
Here I guess some might have said NO to have our flag used as a cover/decoration and hanging DOWN in to rain and mud on the street.